Recent video work Gaps in the Persistent Hiss, with sound by Malvern Brume, will premiere as part of Experiments in Cinema: A Celebration of International Cinematic Experimentation.
The film festival, based in New Mexico, is online from May 1-22 at www.experimentsincinema.org. Gaps… is in Programme 12.
Gaps in the Persistent Hiss is a journey through a landscape, both sonically and visually. Through the combination of experimental music and a hand-held telescopic lens, this video presents a radically discontinuous, almost hallucinogenic experience, gradually revealing a primordial dimension to the world. It squeezes the visible through the material funnel of the lens, unfolding it on the other side to reveal a new perspective.
Experiments in Cinema, recently featured in the Millennium Film Journal and Senses of Cinema magazine, was voted one of the top 10 experimental film festivals in the world.
Film projection MOCA London
Front windows May 14 – 16
113 Bellenden Road
London SE15, 4QY
Relaxation and Nothingness
May 14 – 16, 9 – 11pm
a film by Denise Hawrysio with sound by John Wynne will be projected (after sundown) on the front windows of MOCA London. This work was developed from a live Zoom intervention made during the first London lockdown.
Relaxation and Nothingness is closer to painting than to traditional narrative. It exploits the specificities of time and technology, almost making itself, in the tradition of the structural filmmaking experiments.
Screening of Character Actresses A-K from Spotlight Project
at Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Art, Wednesday February 14th, 2018 – 3 to 4pm
My re-casting of the 1987 Spotlight directory evokes the spirit of surrealist collage, embracing Andre Breton’s definition of Surrealism as a disruptive “juxtaposition of two more or less disparate realities” or, in this case, two more or less disparate faces. The audio component is inspired by the sound poetry of Kurt Schitters’ Ursonate, 1922–32, where language is broken down into its abstract parts, read by Eleanor Vonn Brown.
Research trip to Copenhagen for installation work for late 2018, which will be part of the permanent exhibition for the Museum of Copenhagen; curated by Jakob Parby and architect Johan Carlsson, from JAC studios. Johan Carlsson curated an earlier wall installation called “A place of Contemplation” which was at RACA gallery in 2005, which will now be part of the Museum of Copenhagen. The installation is part of the theme of public resistance, and the resulting difference alternative communities which formed in Copenhagen over the last 20 years.
There used to be a me
Camberwell College of Art, UAL
45-65 Peckham Road, London
May 24 to June 9, 2017
Denise Hawrysio is clearly interested in situating her work within borderline situations whereby meaning arises through the experience, exposing complex and paradoxical identities, probing perceived and subliminal ideals of socially secure ideologies. And therefore this small but powerful exhibition at the Camberwell College library, which takes its title from Peter Sellers who once said, “I could never be myself… You see, there is no me. I do not exist… there used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed” to Kermit the Frog during his 1978 appearance on The Muppet Show, is entirely fitting into todays social media driven world.
Matt’s Gallery Unit 2, 65 Decima Street London SE1 4QR
The Cast of the Crystal Set: Readings, Radio, Recordings, Interviews and Performances from: Jenny Moore & House Music, Sinkhole, Marcia Farquhar with Anne Bean and Judy Clark, Drawing Room Confessions, Maia Conran, Jessica Worden, SJ Fowler, Denise Hawrysio and Kriswvyd.
The Crystal Set was an evolving structure oscillating between a sound studio for recording and an open stage for live listening events. Between June – August 2015 at X Marks the Bökship & Matt’s Gallery, it hosted a series of recording sessions, workshops and performances. The invitation to a cast of artists and publishers was to use the studio as a resource to translate material from the printed page into sound. This record is a collection of extracts from some of the readings, live radio and interviews all recorded or performed in The Crystal Set.
The Cast of the Crystal Set 12″ Vinyl
Record Published by X Marks the Bökship, Eleanor Vonn Brown
2016 Edition of 200 Price £10
Hey punk what are you doing with that flower in your hand?
Hawrysio and Hawrysio, photographs, January 10 to February 5, 2017
In this exhibition artist Denise Hawrysio has reproduced some of her late father’s poetic photographs. The negatives selected by Denise all have some form of photographic mishap such as flash or shutter malfunction, darkroom accidents or fingers in front of the lens. She has also continued her father’s experiments by printing black and white photography through colour processes and by reproducing the resulting images as a series of repetitive variations.
Curated by Richard Ducker
103b Dalston Lane
An evening of music and film to mark the launch of Petri Huurinainen’s album ‘Exile Nothing’. The event takes place in Rye Wax, a very cool record shop and a club space in the basement of the Bussey Building in Peckham. There will be two live acts, Bouche Bee and a video collaboration myself and Petri Huurinainen.
Sunday October 16, at 5pm to 8pm
6pm Bouche Bée
6.30 A short film by Denise Hawrysio and sound by John Wynne
7pm Petri Huurinainen
A Lot of Things Have Happened is a rare chance to see work from the UK by artists who use a variety of media to explore process. Using chance, structure, or system, many of these works employ a variety of strategies to disrupt intuition and interrupt the measured performance of art-making.
Maurice Carlin, Arnaud Desjardin, Marcia Farquhar, Jem Finer, Richard Galpin, Denise Hawrysio, Dan Hays, Tim Head, Sam Hodge, Petri Huurinainen, Joanne Love, Liselotte Boegh Mathiasen, Michael Petry, Emily Richardson, Bronwen Sleigh, John Wynne